Battle Abbey Back Country Lodge is home to “Supreme Skiing” in the Selkirk Mountains, and our terrain works well for intermediate to advanced ski tourers and splitboarders. While the snow is falling you can venture below the lodge, where you will find 600 vertical meters (2000ft) of intermediate to extreme tree skiing. After the storms have passed, dozens of bowls of untracked powder can be found by touring up above the hut, and when the conditions permit, there are several 1500 vertical meter (5000ft) runs and ski mountaineering peaks that will tantalize your taste buds. Otherwise, plenty of moderate alpine terrain is available to ski while conditions improve. Skiers and splitboarders should be fit and able to ski in all types of snow. Be sure your equipment works and is in good condition before you come. The ski shop at the Abbey is rudimentary.
On a bluebird day from the top of Mt. Butters you can take in a 360-degree view, which would include views as far as Mt. Assiniboine, the Bugaboo Range, Mt. Victoria, and the peaks to the West including the Roger’s Pass and Monashee Mountains. Our niche is big mountain terrain so make sure you bring your camera!
It is difficult to pick the best time to come to Battle Abbey. The vague rule is that if you like powder and cooler daytime temperatures, come earlier in the season. If you like a well-settled snow pack, powder or corn snow, longer warmer days, and drinking beer back at the lodge after skiing, then come later in the season.